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January 31, 2013

Last year I reported the activated crossing only gave us enough time to get only half way across the street at Fourth and Campbell to Park Home and Park across to Berkshire Apartment, and from......

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jan-31-13 5:51 AM

Mary,

At work, we had an old printer that was always messing up. They kept trying to fix it for over a year but it kept failing. One day a co-worker got made at it and did something to it so that it could not be fixed at all; irreparable damage was inflicted. A week later, we got a brand new printer and the problem was solved.

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wwhickok

Jan-31-13 6:09 AM

Honestly..as bad as this sounds...let them hit you. In a court of a law a driver stands no chance. A Pedestrian has the legal right-of-way, if there's a walk sign when you start crossing, regardless if their light turns green, they still need to let you cross. If they hit you, sue their ***.

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wwhickok

Jan-31-13 6:11 AM

Texas, unfortunately you're right and it's basically what I was saying also. When someone gets hit or killed, then they'll do something about it. Or when someone just smashes the light to bits..then they'll fix it. I certainly don't want to see anyone get hit, but it's just another example of this city not being properly upkept.

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eric88

Jan-31-13 7:23 AM

Apparently the letter writers stopwatch is broken too. What is the actual time given when the walk signal is activated until the light changes? Most signals are timed at 24-30 seconds. More than enough time to waddle across an intersection.

As far as a camera goes? Contact the city and inquire the cost. Then you can whip out your checkbook and purchase one. Also keep in mind the costs to monitor and enforce the camera......or better yet? Just waddle faster across the intersection. Common sence 101 when crossing a street, do so safely and Quickly. problem solved!

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nobud74

Jan-31-13 8:32 AM

Mary, you don't indicate your walking ability. I have never seen a crosswalk anywhere that did not give enough time for even those with walkers to cross the street. Perhaps you need to improve your speed or get another implement to aid you.

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enigma

Jan-31-13 10:02 AM

While they're fixing that light, maybe they could take a look at English Grammar education too.

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spike2

Jan-31-13 10:18 AM

How about common courtesy? If someone is trying to cross the street and the light changes, wait for a minute. Other than police, fire trucks or an ambulance, a few additional seconds will not deprive anyone of anything. I don't know the age of the writer but one day you could be the person who can't cross as quickly anymore.

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wwhickok

Jan-31-13 12:52 PM

I'm a little surprised at some of the comments on here...not enigma's, but the others tbh. First of all, what's another 10 seconds? Heck make it a minute. I wouldn't care and I drive. It won't kill anyone for vehicles to be held up for an extra 30 seconds so that pedestrians, including those of older, less walking ages, can get across. Yes, the point about fire trucks, ambulances, and police is valid, but outside of that, give me a break, seriously.

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wwhickok

Jan-31-13 12:54 PM

Oh and Mr. Grammar Cop aka Enigma, I really hope you don't ever make a spelling/grammar error when typing. FYI, since we're on the subject, it should be "as well or also" if we're being so strict. Just saying.

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